Morales speaks out after being named Fitchburg's new top cop

NOW: Morales speaks out after being named Fitchburg’s new top cop

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- We're hearing from former Milwaukee police chief Alfonso Morales for the first time since being named Fitchburg's new top cop.

"I'm very excited with the decision that Fitchburg made," Morales said. "Right now it's time to turn to a new chapter in my life. Get a fresh start with the city of Fitchburg."

Morales appeared on WTMJ radio a day after being named Fitchburg's new police chief.

His career had been in limbo since being demoted to captain at MPD and the subsequent legal battle with the city of Milwaukee.

A judge eventually reversed the demotion and the city agreed to pay Morales $627,000.

When asked about the toughest part of this saga, Morales said, "Putting Milwaukee in my rearview mirror. Getting that behind me. I spent my entire life and my adult career there, but it's time."

Fitchburg has yet to announce when Morales will be sworn in as the city's new police chief.

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